Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Review: End of the World (Champion of the Sidhe #1) by S.A. Archer

Synopsis (Goodreads):
The day Lugh, Champion of the Sidhe, has long fought for finally manifests; all Sidhe unified under one Court. No more Light versus Dark. No more wars. Brothers, one and all. But on the day that should be celebrated as their greatest triumph, treachery brings his world crashing down, literally. Now if he can’t find a way to stop it no fey will survive.
My Thoughts: I love stories based on Celtic mythology. Love them. I grew up immersing myself in the stories of Nuada and Lugh, the Morrigan and the Dagda. Finding a new series that delivers a dark twist on those old favorites is like finding my forgotten stash of candy canes in February. *which reminds me, I hid those last few somewhere. Where was it?*

So, this is Lugh's story. Or, it's the beginning of Lugh's story. Well, it's the beginning of this segment of Lugh's story. It's not Lugh's story from birth or anything. I think it would have been a much longer story if that were the case. Anyway. Lugh is the champion, the light that keeps away the dark, the guy who will gladly give his last breath to protect his world. When the unthinkable happens, he is set on a path that seems vast and overwhelming. But he's Lugh. The champion. I think he can get it done.

*gets ready to dive into the next installment*

Suggested story reading order:
End of the World (Champions of the Sidhe #1)
Aftershock (Rise of the Unseelie #1)
Cursed (Touched #1)
Champion of the Fey (Champions of the Sidhe #2)
Addicted (Touched #2)
Scars of Silver (Rise of the Unseelie #2)

More books by S.A. Archer

Reading challenges: Ebook Challenge
End of the World was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

3 comments:

  1. I'm totally new to Celtic mythology. I just finished Hounded and really enjoyed it but I had a hard time keeping track of all the gods. :)

    My candy canes are still in plain sight. Do they go bad? I want to eat them.

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    1. I speak from experience when I say that the candy canes will get weirdly soft after a while. Eat them now so you don't regret it later!

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  2. There are no gods to keep track of with this series. While the Sidhe were worshiped as gods, they never actually were deities. That aside, I know what you mean about having too many characters in some books. Not a problem here. The stories are very focused.

    As for the candy canes, I think we should dip them in chocolate. Just sayin'. :)

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